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10th Anniversary: Paul Kariya

Friday, 11.16.2007 / 5:07 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th Anniversary: Paul Kariya
When the Nashville Predators inked Paul Kariya to a two-year contract during the summer of 2005, it sent a message to the entire league: the Nashville Predators are ready to compete.

"This is a day we've been waiting for for a long time for this franchise," Poile told the media on Aug. 5, 2005, the day of Kariya’s signing. "He had a lot of places to go. The fact is he chose Nashville, and I think in some regards that's got to be somewhat of a stunner that he chose here instead of going to some other bigger market where he could get more fanfare."

The Vancouver, B.C., native did not disappoint during his two-year stay in the Music City, piling up 161 points (55g-106a) in 164 games, and leading the club in scoring each season. He did not miss a game during his tenure as a Predator and set an example for his teammates with his professionalism and work ethic.

The seven-time NHL All-Star added instant credibility to hockey in Nashville and his individual success helped the team reach new heights.  The Predators set records for wins and points in 2005-06, then broke those marks the following season.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
8 ANA 49 24 18 7 106 113 55
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 51 24 21 6 136 156 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 49 22 24 3 129 145 47
13 WPG 50 22 25 3 129 143 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36